Sand Rivers Selous

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Found on the banks of the Rufiji River, in the vast wilderness of the Selous Game Reserve, Sand Rivers is a camp of rustic luxury. Possessing incredibly comfortable rooms that are open to the elements, guests can expect an authentic wilderness experience laced with the exclusivity and service the camp has become known for.

The camp provides a choice of 3 Hillside Suites and 5 Riverside rooms. All of the accommodation boasts open fronts, to enhance the authenticity of the experience of a stay, as well as en suite bathrooms which possess flush toilets, showers and hot and cold running water. Perhaps one of the best things about a stay here is how close you feel to the surrounding wilderness, lying in your stone and thatch cottage, you can not only hear the hippos from your bed you can see them too.

Managers Steve and Lynn are wonderfully accommodating and ensure your stay is a memorable one, with romantic dinners spent under the stars, followed by drinks and laughs in the open lounge. Adjacent to the lounge and main area is the open air swimming pool, a perfect vantage point from which to view game at your leisure. Walking safaris can be particularly exhilarating; encountering elephant on-foot is guaranteed to be an adrenaline charged experience. Please note the camp is closed from mid-March to end of the end of May.

How to get to Sand Rivers Selous

Flights from Ruaha, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and northern Tanzani to the camp airstrip, Kiba, and around a 6 hour drive from Dar es Salaam.

Activities at Sand Rivers Selous

Game drives, walking safaris, fishing, boating and fly camping.

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Sand Rivers Selous Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 5 View more reviews
Sand Rivers Selous

Hannah Faucherand & Thomas Parker

5

We were there 4 nights and felt like we were leaving friends when we left! Can't fault it.

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Sand Rivers Selous

Stephanie Uren

5

We absolutely loved this camp, and the area in general. Jeff and Ilze were amazing hosts and really great company - you can tell they really love what they do. We really loved how isolated and wild the Selous is - landing on a red dirt airstrip with nothing else in sight was an amazing start to the adventure! Our guide, Hermide, was fantastic and unbelievably knowledgeable. We saw so many animals, and a highlight was spending a night fly camping - so incredible! The camp itself was beautiful, with incredible views across the Rufiji river. Falling asleep to the sounds of hippos and hyenas was really special, and the monkeys jumping around our bungalow in the morning were hilarious! It was very hot whilst we were there, despite a few short periods of rain that cooled everything down and were lovely. Swimming the the lovely pool overlooking the river was welcome relief from the heat! The food and service from the camp staff was excellent - we still can't believe how they manage to serve such lovely fresh food in the middle of nowhere!

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Sand Rivers Selous

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Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $9,760 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Stone Town, Pemba Island
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Days
21
Cost Per Person
From $15,790 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Mahale Mountains National Park, Katavi National Park
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Uganda and Tanzania Mountains and Rivers Safari

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $5,750 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
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Locations
Selous Game Reserve, Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi
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Tanzania and Mozambique Indulgent Adventure Holiday

Days
11
Cost Per Person
From $9,770 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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